Miracle on Hope Hill is a collection of true, inspiring stories that show God’s love and affirmation intervening in the lives of ordinary people. It includes stories of romance, heartache, tragedy, and celebration, but all with the common thread of "God moments" that show his love, intervention, and blessing.
Every now and then such moments are so spectacular that we can’t miss them. But far more often we don't notice them, calling our experience a stroke of good luck or taking credit for the unexpected blessing as simply “our due.” But when we truly consider these events, we discover how ever-present God is, and we begin to recognize ways in which God is affirming, leading, and demonstrating his love for us.
At times, his touch comforts us when we are hurting. It may come quietly, unexpectedly, or from the hand of someone he has moved to meet our need. Other times, we may be so consumed with despair that we assume God has abandoned us. But he has not. His love is shown to us in subtle ways that we sometimes miss because we are so caught up in the complexity or misery of our circumstances.
Carol and Jennie have both contributed over the years to successful collections of stories published by Honor, Zondervan, NavPress, and others. For the first time they are collaborating, two sisters telling stories that uplift, encourage, and inspire.
Carol Kent is an international public speaker and the bestselling author of When I Lay My Isaac Down and A New Kind of Normal. She is hilariously funny, biblically sound, and heartbreakingly transparent in person and in print. Founder and president of Speak Up for Hope (a prison ministry), Speak Up With Confidence (a communications training seminar), and Speak Up Speaker Services (a speakers bureau), Carol is an expert on public speaking, writing, and on encouraging people to hold on to hope when life’s circumstances turn out differently from their dreams. She sits on the advisory boards of MOPS International and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She travels the world, speaking to thousands each year. Carol has spoken on the Women of Faith tour and for events such as Extraordinary Women, THRIVE, and Women of Joy. And when they’re back home in Florida, Carol and her husband, Gene, enjoy walking in the rain, summer sunsets, trail biking, and the new adventure of river kayaking.
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Jennie Afman Dimkoff is a motivational speaker, trainer, and author, speaking widely throughout the US and Canada, as well as in both South Korea and Germany. President of Storyline Ministries, Inc. and author and storyteller for Kids' Time, a children's audio story ministry on CDs, Jennie also serves on the staff of Speak Up With Confidence Seminars teaching each year. Jennie has a BA degree in Business, with a minor in speech and drama. She has been featured repeatedly on 100 Huntley Street in Canada, The Harvest Show, and TCT television programs. Her books and storytelling have been twice featured as 5-day programming for Moody Broadcasting Network. Married to her best friend, Probate Court Judge Graydon W. Dimkoff, she is mom to their two grown children, Amber and Josh.